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Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

It is just over three years since Climate and Capitalism published the full text of Hugo Chavez’s speech at the December 2009 Copenhagen climate conference. His remarks fully stand up to the test of time, and are a central component of his legacy to the world. See Also: ++Hugo Chavez Undefeated ++The Skewed Priorities of Hugo … Continue reading

Venezuelan Indigenous Yukpa Leader Sabino Romero Assassinated

Venezuelan Indigenous Yukpa Leader Sabino Romero Assassinated Mar 4th 2013, by Ewan Robertson/ Venezuelanalysis, Aporrea, VTV. Yukpa Chief Sabino Romero, an indigenous and land rights activist, was assassinated on Sunday night (Photo by aporrea.org) Mérida, 4th March 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Indigenous Yupka chief and land rights activist Sabino Romero has been assassinated in an act … Continue reading

Quinoa: To Buy or Not to Buy… Is This the Right Question?

Quinoa: To Buy or Not to Buy… Is This the Right Question? by Tanya Kerssen We’ve been hearing a lot about quinoa lately. While US consumers prize it as a delicious ‘super-food,’ there is growing anxiety about the impact of the quinoa boom in the Andes, and particularly Bolivia, the world’s top producing country. The … Continue reading

Plutocrats: An informative and frustrating book

Chrystia Freeland Plutocrats: The rise of the new global super rich and the fall of everyone else (Doubleday Canada and Penguin Press US, 2012) reviewed by Peter Hogarth Plutocrats shows a clear influence from the Occupy movement and laments the rise of such intense income inequality around the world between the 1% and the 99%. … Continue reading

Why we need an ecosocialist revolution

Why we need an ecosocialist revolution “Green capitalism” is an oxymoron, because ecological destruction is built into the nature and logic of our present system of production and distribution. ——————————————————————————– by Gemma Weedall Green Left Gemma Weedall is a member of the socialist youth group Resistance, in Adelaide, South Australia. This article is based on … Continue reading

Ten commandments against capitalism, for life and humanity

Evo Morales: Ten commandments against capitalism, for life and humanity “Our vision of the Communitarian Socialism of Living Well is based on rights and not on the market. It is based on the full realization of human happiness of peoples and populations, through the full complementarity of the rights of peoples, persons, states and Mother … Continue reading

Towards an ecosocialist network

Towards an ecosocialist network by Grant Brookes Text of a presentation by Grant Brookes at the conference Socialism 2012: Class Struggle in Aotearoa, held June 1-3 in Wellington, New Zealand, sponsored by the Workers Party New Zealand. I had some reservations, when I was asked to speak in this session, about an Ecosocialist Network in … Continue reading

Climate disaster CAN be prevented

Climate disaster CAN be prevented Practical, affordable solutions exist, but the necessary resources won’t be mobilized so long as corporations, media barons and generals make all the big decisions. by Simon Butler Green Left Weekly Several recent scientific reports on climate change have warned we are headed for disaster, giving frightening evidence of just how … Continue reading

Governments produce blank pages in Doha for planet’s future; La Via Campesina farmers are cooling the planet

Governments produce blank pages in Doha for planet’s future; La Via Campesina farmers are cooling the planet La Via Campesina – Press release (Jakarta, 6 December 2012) – As the climate negotiations come to a close, the industrialized countries insist on inaction for the next decade, finding even more ways to escape their historical responsibility, … Continue reading

Statement of Asia Social Movements on Climate Change at the Asia Social Movements Assembly

Statement of Asia Social Movements on Climate Change at the Asia Social Movements Assembly Published on Thursday, 06 December 2012 14:26 World Social Forum on Migrations, Manila, Philippines We have seen climate change related phenomena with intensity never seen before, like Hurricane Sandy, in many parts of the world in the past year.We no longer … Continue reading

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